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A mounted wakizashi
A mounted wakizashi

MOMOYAMA-EDO PERIOD (16TH-17TH CENTURY)

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A mounted wakizashi Momoyama-Edo period (16th-17th century) Sugata [configuration]: hirazukuri, low iori-mune, broad even-curve with slight sakizori and extended kissaki Kitae [forging pattern]: close itame-hada Hamon [tempering pattern]: sugu midareba of ko-nie Horimono [carvings]: futasujibi on both sides with vajra claws, and a dragon engraved along the mune Boshi [tip]: not clearly visible Nakago [tang]: ubu, three mekugi-ana, kiri file marks, deep kurijiri Habaki [collar]: double gold and copper Nagasa [length of blade]: 37.2cm Koshirae [mounting]: wakizashi koshirae, black-lacquered saya ribbed in the upper part, fuchigashira of shakudo with gold inlay carved and inlaid in high relief with flowers in Mino style, menuki of chrysanthemum leaves and blossoms in shakudo with gold inlay, rounded square iron tsuba with raised rim with gold inlaid angled lines, the flat with stylized clematis flowers and leafy scrolling in gold inlay, kozuka of shakudo with inlaid panel to which is applied a matchlock gun in copper, shakudo, and gold high-relief inlay signed Tomotoshi and with a kao, the blade engraved with Shoki (the Demon Queller), shibuichi kogai with a treasure-boat in high-relief inlay of gold, shakudo, and silver among deeply carved waves on a nanako panel

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